City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

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Author
Cassandra Clare
Publisher
Walker Books
Genres
Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult Fiction
Released
01 September, 2008

City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

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    Synopsis

    Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?"The climactic scenes are more than just cinematic action scenes crammed with special effects; the emotional relationships between the youn g protagonists only deepen as the dangers and challenges grow. . . .[It] seems to point the way toward a strong conclusion for The Mortal Instruments.Locus Magazine"This action-packed tale uses melodrama...to good effect, crafting emotional tension and heart-wrenching romantic dramas. Readers of urban fantasy will devour this deliciously overwrought adventure." Kirkus Reviews"A gorgeous fantasy so good, it's dangerous." Holly Black
    Cassandra Clare
    About the author

    Cassandra Clare

    Cassandra Clare is the author of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Bane Chronicles, The Shadowhunter's Codex and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. Her Shadowhunter world has captivated 40 million readers. The books have been translated into over 35 languages and have appeared globally on bestseller lists. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is a major movie and the first series of Shadowhunters has aired on Netflix, with a second series to follow. Cassandra lives in Massachusetts, USA. She is currently working on two new Shadowhunter series, The Dark Artifices and The Last Hours. Visit her online at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at UKShadowhunters.com.

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